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Published on June 27th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rabbits in the back yard again. One bull terrier doesn’t care, the other is being driven insane. And now, the music news for June 27.

  1. Glastonbury wrap-up: These were the set lists for the Foo Fighters, Liam Gallagher, The Jacksons and Alison Moyet. And then here’s what the crowd saw from the Flaming Lips, Pretenders, and Radiohead.
  2. And the cleanup continues.
  3. Tool bass player Justin Chancellor says the writing of the new Tool album is “90% done.” The writing, not the recording.
  4. Canadian music sales update (all figures vs. a year ago): Total album sales, -18.9%; physical albums, -14.2%; digital albums, -25%; digital tracks, -20%; vinyl, -12.5%. Meanwhile, streaming is ahead by 87.4%.
  5. Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  6. Record contracts are evolving into something resembling the “wild west.”
  7. It’s time to end the value gap” in the music industry: Remarks from Music Canada’s Graham Henderson.
  8. Last week, 42,537 Americans bought the brand new Nickelback album, Feed the Machine, last week,
  9. The least likely anti-Trump protest songs.
  10. Liam Gallagher’s solo album, As You Were, will be out October 9.
  11. Adele is set to smash attendance records at Wembley.
  12. Will we ever hear anything from Prince’s vaults? Maybe not.
  13. The hottest festival thing of the summer? “Glitter boobs,” apparently.
  14. Here are Time’s “25 most influential people on the Internet.”



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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